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June 11, 2013

Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Your daughter's prime bone-building years are between ages 9 and 18. And the U.S. Office of Women's Health says it's never too early to start teaching her healthy bone habits.

Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

(HealthDay News) -- Kids seem to climb everywhere, including on the furniture. To keep children safe, parents should make sure that furniture and TVs are securely anchored.

More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding is good for a baby's brain, a new study says.

Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans reveal that soccer players who head the ball a lot show changes in the white matter of their brain that mirror those seen in traumatic head injuries.

Otzi the 'Iceman' May Have Had Brain Damage

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to support the theory that Otzi the Iceman was attacked and suffered some form of brain damage in the final moments of his life.

Only 5 Percent of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections.

U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has dropped its effort to block a court order that would make the morning-after contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to all women and girls.

Health Highlights: June 11, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

CDC: 87 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people sickened in a hepatitis A outbreak that may be tied to a frozen berry/pomegranate mix now stands at 87, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- All those "status updates" and "tweets" that people post as they clamor to be part of the online social network may reflect a troubling trend toward self-absorbed behavior in the United States, a new study suggests.

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